Direct imaging of spatially modulated superfluid phases in atomic fermion systems

T. Mizushima, K. Machida, M. Ichioka

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    Abstract

    It is proposed that the spatially modulated superfluid phase, or the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state could be observed in resonant fermion atomic condensates which are realized recently. We examine optimal experimental setups to achieve it by solving the Bogoliubov - de Gennes equation for both idealized one-dimensional and realistic three-dimensional cases. The spontaneous modulation of this superfluid is shown to be directly imaged as the density profiles either by optical absorption or by Stern-Gerlach experiments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number060404
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume94
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 18 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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